Make Me a Star
Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:35 am
I hope most of you DV-R'ed or TIVO'ed this 1932 remake of Merton of the Movies which ran on TCM at 4:30am EDT yesterday. It's a family reunion of many of our favorite characters: Ben Turpin, Snub Pollard, Victor Potel, Billy Rhodes, Bobby Vernon and Zasu Pitts. Turpin gets fourth billing essentially playing himself, "Ben, the Cross-Eyed Man" and we even get to see hot Joan Blondell talking with Ben like they were old pals. I wonder which came out first, this or Harold Lloyd's "Movie Crazy"? Same plot, even the same distributor...Paramount.